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Military Matters: Meet the Team of Fire Fighters Stationed at NAS Corpus Christi Video included

When it comes to fighting specific kinds of fires here in the Coastal Bend, there is no better-trained group than the fire company at NAS Corpus Christi. They have a wide-range of responsibilities and as Joe Gazin tells us in this edition of Military Matters -- they're also very proud of the reputation they've earned. More>>

Military Matters: USO of South Texas asking for Community's Support Video included

The USO of South Texas works to make military families feel like they have a home away from home. In this week's Military Matters report, John-Thomas Kobos shows us why the group needs the community to step up and help with a special program. More>>

Military Matters: Change of Command at NAS Corpus Christi Video included

This week, NAS Corpus Christi will undergo a change of command. After three years as the commanding officer, the base's top guy is taking on a new role. In this installment of our Military Matters report, we sit down with Capt. David Edgecomb, who is reflecting on his achievements and challenges and fills us in on what's next. More>>

Military Matters: Earning Wings at NAS Corpus Christi Video included

Graduates from the latest class of flight students out at NAS Corpus Christi are receiving their wings. Some of these pilots will be heading out for more training on jets, others like Marine 1st Lt. A.J. Peters are going to learn to fly C-130's. Peters told 3 News, "i'll be headed out to a survival school, followed by the training unit for C-130's. I'll be out at 252 Cherry Point North Carolina."Lt. Peters says that growing up in Florida, he would watch in amazement as some of the top militar... More>>

Military Matters: Flour Bluff NJROTC Teaching Sound Leadership Skills Video included

Nolan Pipkin, a junior with Flour Bluff NJROTC said, "I feel like it betters the community as a whole. It teaches the children and the cadets who are here how to be a good person, a good samaritan, a good cadet. It's bettering the community because they're going to come out of this unit and be a better person than they would without it."It's a sentiment current and former students share about the Flour Bluff NJROTC. Michael Barton, a former member of the NJROTC at Flour Bluff, felt so strongl... More>>

Military Matters: Keeping the Skies Over NAS Kingsville Safe for Navy Pilots Video included

Keeping our Navy Pilots safe in the skies over South Texas. In our Military Matters report, Alan Holt gives us a look at what makes the air traffic control tower at NAS Kingsville so unique to the Coastal Bend. It's much like the radar we use for tracking storms, but instead the air traffic controllers use the radar to track airplanes. Patrick Paddock, Deputy Air Operations Officer said, "the radar sends out a pulse of energy and that energy is reflected back, digitized, and then we put it ... More>>

Military Matters: Sailors Help Pick up Trash at NAS Corpus Christi Video included

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Earth day may have been almost two weeks ago, but that didn't stop some sailors from cleaning upNAS Corpus Christi on Friday. In tonight's Military Matters, Alan Holt has a look at how member of the Navy helped pick up trash on base to help the environment. More>>

Military Matters: Flour Bluff High School Student Named Military Child of the Year Video included

Out of the entire U.S. five children from military families were picked to receive Operation Homefront's Military Child of the Year Award. Each child represents each branch of the military. Recently a ceremony was held in Arlington, Virginia just outside of Washington D.C.One of those top five honorees is from Flour Bluff High School. He's 18 year old Ryan Curtin, and in this installment of our Military Matters Report, we spoke with Curtin about the big accomplishment. More>>

Military Matters: Helping Military Members who face Financial Problems Video included

In this installment of Military Matters, we head out to NAS-Corpus Christi and spotlight a recent event that was designed to raise money to help those in the Navy and Marines when they run into financial More>>

Military Matters: Preparing for Marine Corps Boot Camp

They come from different backgrounds. They are high school students, college students, young men and women, and they have ALL made a commitment to join the US Marine Corps. The process just to be accepted More>>

Military Matters: B-25 Mitchell Bomber Video included

There are so many stories we found at this years, Wings Over South Texas Air Show in Kingsville including our Military Matters report. We came across a group called the DAV Flight Team who's mission is More>>

Military Matters: Helping Veterans Return to Work Video included

Did you know over one thousand veterans make a transition from the military to the civilian world every week across the country and of these, only 100 have jobs waiting for them. In this installment of More>>

Military Matters: Community Covenant Formed to Support Our Military Service Members

This past week, city leaders met on board the USS Lexington Museum to sign an important document. One that recognizes the importance of our military service members, their families, and the veterans who More>>

Military Matters: 30 Years of Service to the US Navy Video included

In this Military Matters report, NAS Corpus Christi is honoring one of its own. After 30 years of service in the US Navy, Captain Chuck Hollingsworth has decided to retire from his life in the military More>>

Military Matters: Volunteering Outside the Base Video included

When military families move from one city to the next, it can be a tough transition. That's why many service members become involved with projects in their new community. In this installment of our Military More>>

Military Matters: Pilot for a Day Program Video included

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It's a program aimed at helping the smallest of patients escape the hospital and the treatment they might be going through and forget about it all. In our Military Matters report, we take you to NAS Kingsville More>>

Military Matters: Student Pilot Earns Her Wings at NAS-CC Video included

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You see them flying over the city, those training planes taking off from NAS Corpus Christi. The base has supported pilot training since 1941, and today helps pilots from the Navy to the Marine Corps, More>>

Military Matters: U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Video included

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From protecting our waterways to search and rescue efforts. The U.S. Coast Guard is there to carry out an array of civil and military responsibilities. In this installment of Military Matters, we take More>>

Military Matters: West Oso Students Send Care Packages to Troops Overseas Video included

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Service men and women overseas will be getting a special delivery thanks to the generosity of some Coastal Bend kids. Bill Churchwell shows us how students at West Oso High School will be making the More>>

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